David Hand

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Name: David Hand
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

The gambler's fallacy explained? Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner could be down to brain damage

Gambling addicts are likely to have developed a different pattern of brain activity than non-gamblers which gives them a misguided belief that they can always beat the odds in a game of chance, scientists have said. A study has identified a region of ... [Published The Independent - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Luck by Chance

Vithal C NadkarniIf a cat has nine lives, how many lives does a man have? Spiritual Atheist might protest that this is like comparing apples to oranges: both are fruit but borne on different branches of Tree of Life. Likewise, felines and humans are creatures ... [Published Economic Times - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

Late Late Night FDL: Birds in the Spring

Birds in the Spring .  This Walt Disney Silly Symphony cartoon was released on March 11, 1933 . Directed by David Hand (uncredited). Produced by Walt Disney. Story by Ted Sears. Animation by Chuck Couch, Paul Fennell, and Harry Reeves. Music ... [Published Firedoglake - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Being killed by lightning is extremely unlikely, which is a good thing.Apparently, the chances are 300,000 to one, according to David Hand in his new book: The Improbability Principle. But while 300,000 to one looks like a minor risk for an individual, ... [Published BBC - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

Reading List: The Improbability Principle

The chance of randomly finding a four-leaf clover is about one in 10,000. But it happens. The probability of getting 26 black numbers in a row in roulette is about one in 137 million. But it happened in 1913 in Monte Carlo. A lucky New Jersey woman won ... [Published Success - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

For man wrongly arrested, $4,500 damages a pittance

Having recently interviewed the British statistician David Hand about probability principles, I suppose I should be willing to accept the following: Two men named James Elmer Bailey, both born on Oct. 15, 1962, resided in the Annapolis area at the time ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Mar 13 2014]

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The gambler's fallacy explained? Misguided beli... [Published The Independent - Apr 07 2014]
Luck by Chance [Published Economic Times - Mar 31 2014]
Late Late Night FDL: Birds in the Spring [Published Firedoglake - Mar 23 2014]
What are the chances of being hit by lightning? [Published BBC - Mar 17 2014]
Reading List: The Improbability Principle [Published Success - Mar 15 2014]
For man wrongly arrested, $4,500 damages a pitt... [Published Baltimore Sun - Mar 13 2014]
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